Summer

Vintage clothing - sewing - Easy jiffy-make ponchos (1955)
Easy jiffy-make ponchos (1955)

This carefree tie-on poncho is cut in just four identical pieces and put together with simple straight sewing. Best of all, it has a dozen uses, can be made in any number of different fabrics, and cut to any length you like.

Sunburst chicken stir fry retro recipe from 1985 (1)
Sunburst chicken stir fry (1985)

There’s a world of possibilities with pineapple, like with this sunburst chicken stir fry. You’ll find it’s very easy to make. Here’s how!

Summer drinks with blur beach on background
Cool drinks: 10 retro sippers for summer (1977)

Tall, fruity coolers, with or without spirits, are much more refreshing than the usual carbonated soft drinks or heady cocktails. Try drink recipes like this red rum cooler, iced tea Hawaiian, Hawaiian rainbow or sunshine floats.

Hot dogs - dinner ideas from 1950
26 ways to serve an old favorite: Hot dogs

Ideas for more than 20 vintage recipes for hot dogs, including Pronto dogs, Frank-roll slices, hotdog boats, hot dog-bacon roll-ups, franks in blankets, Snappy frank-cheese rolls and lots more. Check ’em out!

Delicious retro watermelon recipes
17 wild & wonderful retro watermelon recipes

It’s surprising what you can do with watermelon – cook it, chill it, pickle it – for a side dish, salad, dessert, drink, relish or topping. Here are some great watermelon recipes for you to try!

60s swimsuits - fashion
60s swimwear: 8 snazzy swimsuits from 1967

The young lioness swimsuits Brave… sensuous… graceful… beautiful… Don’t you want to be a young lioness this summer? Of course you do! Grrrrrrooowwwwlll! they’ll say

Cafe frappe & chocolate frappe recipes (1896)
Old-fashioned cafe frappe & chocolate frappe recipes

You can think of these Victorian chocolate and coffee frappe recipes as precursors to Starbucks’ Frappuccino. You can even combine a couple and make an icy mocha frap of your own, courtesy of these recipes from the 19th century!

Red raspberries fruit
6 ways to preserve raspberries (1919)

6 different ways to preserve fresh raspberries Raspberries are such a perishable fruit that they should be preserved as soon as possible after their arrival

Chocolate crusted pie with vanilla chiffon (1950)

Here is the pie of all pies from our Pillsbury contest! Chocolate-flavored, chocolate-colored crust. Fluffy vanilla chiffon filling, topped with whipped cream and bits of chocolate crust. Perfect for summer.